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Good Book? posted 16 February 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGood Book? by Alric, Auditor

I have to agree with Will on this one. There are some series that can be read out of sequence, though I'd never suggest it for the first time through. Erikson's Malazan series could be read, 1-3-2-4-5, with minimal spoilers for the out of sequence books.

In a series like Bakkers, it's a bad idea to read the books out of sequence. A great deal of the weight and power of later books comes from the character development and mystery of the earlier books. Sometimes, a story needs time to build, wrap a reader up, before it explodes. If you skip to the middle or last book, you miss the careful preparations of the author, you miss the depth, and power of the actions, revelations and decisions. view post


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